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by pacerman
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: ScanGauge II x-Gauge list
Replies: 6
Views: 2059

Re: (beemerphile1)

How heavy (loaded) is your trailer? I tow a small Spanish made tent trailer it weighs about 350# probably closer to 450# once all the lawn chairs, stove,table etc are loaded.
05 Vibe AWD

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by pacerman
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: AWD aftermarket viscous replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 2585

Re: (pacerman)

If one had a complete lockup at the rear, it would be a lot better, like my Camry. Lock it up for snow or slippery conditions, disengage for normal driving. I know if my Camry is locked you can feel resistance in the drivetrain especially when turning sharp at low speed. But like I said the lockup i...
by pacerman
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: AWD aftermarket viscous replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 2585

Re: (star_deceiver)

I think you mean FWD nor RWD if you remove the center shaft........
by pacerman
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Engine Swap
Replies: 22
Views: 3109

Re: Engine Swap (hskater26)

Oh that IS NASTY!!!!!!!!Feel for ya, man.

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by pacerman
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: AWD aftermarket viscous replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 2585

AWD aftermarket viscous replacement

Hi group, today we had 14" of wet snow. My AWD Vibe didn't let me down, took several runs up my long driveway but made it up and onto the road which was not plowed.Snow was packed in the driving lights.Just got to thinking does anyone make a positive lockup kit for the AWD eliminating the viscous co...
by pacerman
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Installed 4 Polk db651 speakers in non moon&tune vibe
Replies: 10
Views: 3119

Re: Installed 4 Polk db651 speakers in non moon&tune vibe (zdkaiser)

Hi I'm installing the same speakers in my 05 Vibe, just wondering what the thickness of the stacked adaptors was?? How thick was the piece of foam you used when it was compressed?Thanks in advanceI also just installed a JVC KW-810 DD HU love the colors!!!UPDATE: well I installed the Polk db651's in ...
by pacerman
Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: anybody using a ScanGauge II?
Replies: 30
Views: 6665

Re: (Zig)

I have a sgII and was wondering if anyone has gotten the auto trans oil temp to work or even if it can be enabled??Also when coasting down hills it reads 9999 for MPG the old SG I used to go up to 300 mpg...........but I think I saw a fix for that in another group 05 Vibe AWD and my mileage was clos...
by pacerman
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Scanguage upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

I ended up having to seng my scanguage II in as my backlite disappeared, was off of warranty anyway so went with the $25 upgrade.
by pacerman
Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Scanguage upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: Scanguage upgrade (Digger)

I've been trying to find out if the X Guage update includes automatic transmission oil temperature, If it would give me that I would upgrade, I've emailed scanguage , no answers, their specs on the website are not clear to me, next step is the Matrix forums.....
by pacerman
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Actual gas mileage
Replies: 412
Views: 70405

Re: Actual gas mileage (billy)

I consistently get 32 mpg with my 05 AWD ........70% highway but some long steep hills, running about 60 mph tops. I get 590-600 km on a tank. I use my scanguage II quite regularly.I do notice when I pull my utility trailer though it drops to 28 mpg. I find normal accelerating and city I run 10-25 m...
by pacerman
Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: The Others
Topic: Chevy HHR why is it growing on me??
Replies: 60
Views: 6583

It was a toss up for me between the HHR and the Vibe, the HHR is smoother, quieter, and has more room, but I didn't like where the window switches are and it didn't come in AWD, if the HHR had awd I'd have one now.
by pacerman
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:08 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Towing Experience?
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Just hauled a yard of topsoil in my utility trailer, it alone weighs 750#, pulled it OK, but we live in hilly terrain, 2nd gear in the auto, up short hills, specs are 1500# (which I could never understand), I'm guessing my total trailer weight was 2500-3000#, took the backroads, handled well at 30mp...
by pacerman
Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:10 am
Forum: The Others
Topic: Police force street racers to watch their souped-up rides get smashed.
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

as insurance works...the people who had stuff stolen, were most likely paid off by the insurance companies. The new stuff that was probably better than what they had..........
by pacerman
Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:07 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Actual gas mileage
Replies: 412
Views: 70405

Re: (pureharm)

Your not too far off for only 5000K on it, give it another 5-8000K for breakin.
Mine works out to 8.2.......for the AWD I'm fairly happy with that. A bit more torque would be nice though.
by pacerman
Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Actual gas mileage
Replies: 412
Views: 70405

last tank, 05 AWD .....34.45 MPG (imp) (28.7 us)......about 362 miles, I use the scanguage II quite a bit, for driving. I use this calculator as well as an other one, for calculating my mileage.

http://www.tdiclub.com/misc/conversions.html

by pacerman
Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: new toy has been installed
Replies: 9
Views: 973

I've had mine up to 325 MPG coasting downhill @ about 65 :-) I have mine velcroed atop the steering wheel plastic housing, just a little hard to hit the trip reset button on the dash.......
by pacerman
Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: 04 Vibe SC vs Turbo
Replies: 26
Views: 2829

Found this site, don't know how accurate this is......

http://www.csgnetwork.com/blowerhpcalc.html

by pacerman
Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:40 am
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Guess who's Boosted,Baby.
Replies: 30
Views: 3640

Congrats!!! One lucky dude!! Keep us posted.
by pacerman
Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Actual gas mileage
Replies: 412
Views: 70405

last fill...........33.6 mpg (imp) 05 AWD
by pacerman
Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Hi, I just bought my wife a 2005 Vibe
Replies: 17
Views: 1097

welcome to the forum icicles .:-)
by pacerman
Mon May 28, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: When to use Overdrive??
Replies: 30
Views: 16021

Heres the way I look at it, in the auto you actually have 5 speeds, the torque convertor is either locked up or in partial lockup condition, as well as the 3 "mechanical" gear ratio's in the tranny...........I found this from a post in alt.toyota.........."Overdrive is just 4th gear. The sequence is...
by pacerman
Fri May 25, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yeah, new neighbor is a Psycho!
Replies: 23
Views: 1742

Re: (Lancer)

I wonder if the "older" neighbors, mowing the lawn @ 6AM , and airhorns@5AM, might be trying to say something. You will find as you get older, that different things tend to bother you. I was a kid once too, a set of Fentons on a 235 inline in a 40 chevy coupe were music to my ears , straight pipes o...
by pacerman
Thu May 24, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yeah, new neighbor is a Psycho!
Replies: 23
Views: 1742

There obviously is another side to this story. Lets say I'm the guy in the window, first you could assume he has hyper sensitive hearing, many people do, including me, I can hear a mosquito fart at 25 feet.......I retired to a nice little village, on 2 1/2 acres, new house, basically in the forest, ...
by pacerman
Wed May 23, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Actual gas mileage
Replies: 412
Views: 70405

latest tank, combined, 33.4 imp MPG 05 AWD
by pacerman
Tue May 15, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Reason to low mileage
Replies: 17
Views: 3143

Re: Reason to low mileage (bellwilliam)

Found this during a search on this topic......Criticisms of catalytic convertersCatalytic converters have proven to be reliable devices and have been successful in reducing noxious tailpipe emissions. However, they may have some adverse environmental impacts in use: * The requirement for a rich burn...
by pacerman
Tue May 15, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Reason to low mileage
Replies: 17
Views: 3143

Heres some interesting stuff on A/F rations and CATS.......from Toyota........

http://www.autoshop101.com/forms/h64.pdf

by pacerman
Mon May 14, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Actual gas mileage
Replies: 412
Views: 70405

Re: (Digger)

I hear you, I don't rely on the cliker to auto shutoff the nozzle, I fill the tank to the brim everytime, that way I know for sure I have the same amount everytime. I will compare my manual calculations with the scanguage, but I think the guage is off a bit right now. This will be my fourth tankfull...
by pacerman
Mon May 14, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Actual gas mileage
Replies: 412
Views: 70405

I recently installed a scan guage II in my Vibe, heres some initial observationsAt idle, TPS is 11%At idle you are consuming .2GPH of fuelIn gear or out doesn't matterAs I was taught years ago....drive like you have an egg between your foot and the throttle pedal does make a difference, especially a...
by pacerman
Thu May 10, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Choosing a trailer hitch...
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

I bought one for a Matrix, installed but never used, 1 1/4" receiver, my bolt holes on my Vibe AWD were 12mmx1.25, hitch works great, you need an adaptor to hook up your trailer wiring.Evidently the Matrix adaptor is NOT the same. I hauled a yard of topsoil the other day and the trailer itself weigh...
by pacerman
Tue May 08, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: New pistons
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: New pistons (Lancer)

Do a wet and dry compression test. Pull all the plugs, do a dry test on all the cylinders, record the readings. Then squirt a couple of shots of oil when doing each cylinder and record the results for each test. If the compression rises by more than 10-15 PSI when wet, its a good chance its the ring...
by pacerman
Thu May 03, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: how many miles do you get on a full fank? ( in the city on average)
Replies: 43
Views: 9632

584km 49.6 litres 350 miles 10.9 imp gallons ===
32.1 imp MPG 3 fill ups.......32.5,32,32.1 can't get much more consistent than that.......
by pacerman
Wed May 02, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: IACV Intake Air Control Valve
Replies: 21
Views: 3675

Re: (PhantomMatrix)

My 05 Vibe built in Feb is cable......
by pacerman
Tue May 01, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Actual gas mileage
Replies: 412
Views: 70405

Re: (ajflan)

Great mileage!!
by pacerman
Tue May 01, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: Maintenance Bay
Topic: how many miles do you get on a full fank? ( in the city on average)
Replies: 43
Views: 9632

Re: (joatmon)

AWESOME!!! Who needs hybrids???
by pacerman
Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 3210

Re: (Tubaryan12)

I've got one on order, will let you know, surely someone must have one hooked up??
by pacerman
Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Canada - AB, BC, MB, SK
Topic: From the Vancouver Area
Replies: 18
Views: 10460

welcome..from the big island (vancouver)
by pacerman
Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: Still getting 30mpg
Replies: 7
Views: 1820

My 05 AWD is getting 32 mpg (imp) thats about 27 US, mixed, city-hwy ......gas here is $5.60..... you read right......... $5.60 per imp gallon........!!
by pacerman
Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: The Official "Price You Paid For Gas" Thread
Replies: 1608
Views: 185051

well today in Langford on Vancouver Island I saw it at the shell for 1.23.......a litre thats 5.59/ gallon (imp)welcome to the real world..........
by pacerman
Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Roof Rack Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 2801

I love my racks, and the factory GM crossbars, speaking of which, does anyone know how to adjust the crossbars front to back. I got the keys cut (as I bought my Vibe used and the keys were lost) , you turn the end knobs half a turn, and then you pull out a long 3/16" square shaft,(about 9") is that ...
by pacerman
Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Trailer Wiring Info (Pics)
Replies: 48
Views: 35476

Re: Trailer Wiring Info (cohocarl)

Great photos,!!I ran my plug under the spare tire and out one of the rubber grommets, just personal preference.I sliced the center of the grommet and squeezed the 4 plug through it.
by pacerman
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Trailer Wiring Info (Pics)
Replies: 48
Views: 35476

Re: (simon)

My 05 Vibe had 12MM x1.25 bolts.......odd........and torque was 65 ft lbs as per the Toyota instructions, yup I got a deal on a complete Matrix hitch, fit my AWD perfect, There was a lot of undercoating junk in the threads so I ran a tap through them first, never seized the bolts and torqued to 65 f...
by pacerman
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: Actual gas mileage
Replies: 412
Views: 70405

2005 AWD my second tank 32 mpg (imp), very consistent, if my third is the same , I think I will try the acetone theory as I think I would have a pretty good base to go on.
by pacerman
Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: The Vibe Lounge
Topic: What would You Have GM Change on Future Vibes?
Replies: 209
Views: 26416

Re: (b16er)

I totally agree and maybe 30 more HP for the AWD........
by pacerman
Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:06 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 3210

Re: is it worth it? (ramenboy...)

New by-law in Vancouver BC, that you cannot idle for more than three minutes. Engines must be turned off, whether thay can police this is another matter, are they going to have a 1000 by-law officers watching and timing people for the 3 minute limit???The laws have gone awry!!!!!
by pacerman
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission
Topic: what is in a vibe transfer case?
Replies: 2
Views: 614

great find joatmon, thanks
by pacerman
Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Very poor mileage, help needed!
Replies: 20
Views: 2329

Re: (VivaVibe)

well.... if I fill it to the top of the neck -everytime- then I know almost -exactly- how much fuel i've used on that fuel run. If one relies on when the nozzle klicks off, that can vary from nozzle to nozzle and pump to pump. Thats what I was getting at. So if I fill exactly to the same level each ...
by pacerman
Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Auto Locks
Replies: 11
Views: 2173

Re: Auto Locks (joatmon)

I only use the OD for highway driving, My Maxima is OD default to off, I just feel more comfortable this way, if your doing a lot of city driving it only seems sensible (to me) to have the OD off when you start the car and go.........
by pacerman
Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Auto Locks
Replies: 11
Views: 2173

Re: Auto Locks (moseyon)

its in the 05 Vibe owners manual
by pacerman
Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Problems & Warranty Issues
Topic: Very poor mileage, help needed!
Replies: 20
Views: 2329

Re: (Mitch)

I just did a fill up today on my 2005 AWD, filled to the top of the neck, I did 560 km or 348 miles on 49 litres or 10.7 imp gallons, that works out to 32.5 imp MPG. As a note I was a hair under 1/4 tank left and the low level light had not come on. This is city -hwy combined.Also the specs say my t...
by pacerman
Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Audio, Electronics, Electrical
Topic: Auto Locks
Replies: 11
Views: 2173

Re: Auto Locks (dgoff68)

Did them both, my locks are set to mode 3 and the seatbelt chimes are silenced!! Now to make the OD default to OFF...........

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